Gramophone Magazine (North America)
Listen to an interview with Bowden on Minnesota Public Radio - hosted by Julie Amacher.
|New Classical Tracks: The Radiant sound of the trumpet
Trumpeter Mary Elizabeth Bowden's debut solo recording, entitled Radiance, focuses on works by American composers, and features selections that are both accessible yet innovative.
"Radiance is certainly an apt title for this splendid debut recording of classical works by trumpeter Mary Elizabeth Bowden, especially when her playing is so expressive on the eight compositions. On technical grounds, she's an exquisite player whose polished tone is heard in ample supply on the seventy-four-minute release. Her versatility is also well-documented, not only in terms of the range of moods encompassed by the material but in her dextrous handling of both the piccolo trumpet and standard horn. The compositional focus of Radiance is on works by modern American composers (recorded versions of which appear for the first time)..."
Read full review: Textura Magazine
Mary Elizabeth Bowden music videos are currently being broadcast internationally on CMusic TV.
“There’s something about Mary Elizabeth Bowden and her ability on the trumpet – a fluid sense of light and dark, of grace and power.” - Harry Kollatz Jr. - Richmond Magazine.
Read full interview at Richmond Magazine
"The album features works by living American composers. “It showcases new works that have recently been composed, but they’re also really melodic,” Bowden said. “I really like to play with the different colors of the trumpet.”
Mary Elizabeth Bowden, a former New Lenox resident and professional trumpeter who will perform a solo at a Feb. 8 concert of the Harper Symphony Orchestra at Harper College in Palatine. Bowden will also use the occasion to introduce her debut solo album, “Radiance.”
She has performed with first-class orchestras and conductors around the world, and on Sunday, Feb. 8, professional musician Mary Bowden will bring her passion and eclectic music experience closer to home.
Bowden, a trumpeter who grew up in New Lenox, will perform a concert with the Harper Symphony Orchestra at Harper College in Palatine. Bowden will also use the occasion to plug her debut solo album, “Radiance,” which contains eight works and more than 70 minutes of music.
- Read full interview at New Lennox Patriot